Mariners Insider Blog

It's official: Wakamatsu is the new Mariners manager

Don Wakamatsu, who spent his adult life in professional baseball, has been hired as the next manager of the Seattle Mariners.

Wakamatsu, 45, began as one of seven candidates last week, then made general manager Jack Zduriencik's short list.

On Tuesday, however, Wakamatsu - an Oakland bench coach last season - was told he had the job.

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